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Don't Trust These Men With Your Rights

"Your name was brought to our attention because…you came to Michigan on a visa from a country where there are groups that support, advocate or finance international terrorism."
DON'T TRUST THESE MEN WITH YOUR RIGHTS

December 7, 2001 | Issue 386 | Socialist Worker

"Your name was brought to our attention because…you came to Michigan on a visa from a country where there are groups that support, advocate or finance international terrorism." This ominous message was mailed to more than 700 Middle Eastern men in the Detroit area recently, and thousands more will receive similar letters in the coming weeks.

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IN THIS ISSUE OF SOCIALIST WORKER:

John Pilger on Washington’s war crimes
"This gang in Washington is out of control"
A veteran antiwar journalist talks to Socialist Worker about the war in Afghanistan, Washington's history of war crimes and how to resist the pro-war tide.

Stop Israel’s drive to war
"This is only the beginning." That’s how Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon described the helicopter gunship assault launched December 3 against Yasser Arafat’s military headquarters in Gaza City in retaliation for three suicide bombings last weekend.

Is the U.S. fighting for women’s liberation?
Many voices--from pro-war Republicans to mainstream feminists--are applauding the U.S. war in Afghanistan for supposedly putting an end to the horrible conditions that women suffered under the Taliban government. But Washington’s newfound concern for women’s rights is utter hypocrisy.

Facing prison for protesting
"Our goal is for the people involved to serve jail time." That’s what Hartford, Conn., prosecutor Jeff Lee declared last week as he sought 10-year prison sentences for two student antiwar protesters.

How the U.S. organized a massacre
Body parts were scattered across the Qala-i-Jhangi fort near Mazar-i-Sharif following the slaughter of as many as 600 prisoners by Northern Alliance troops--with help from U.S. Marines and American warplanes.

What the U.S. wants from this war
"Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs," one U.S. diplomat reportedly told the Taliban during negotiations with the U.S. that ended weeks before September 11.

When the lights went out on Enron
The spectacular collapse of the giant energy company Enron last month was a fitting conclusion to the hype and lies about the 1990s "miracle" economy.

Was San Francisco's public power referendum vote bought or stolen?
Pacific Gas & Electric, a bankrupt corporation, spent more than $2 million to defeat two ballot measures in November that would have brought public power to San Francisco.

Boston hotel bosses retreat
Members of Boston's Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Local 26 are celebrating a victory.

UAW threatens to cut off Accuride workers--again
United Auto Workers activists are organizing to prevent the union's International Executive Board from cutting off the strike benefits of locked-out Accuride workers in Henderson, Ky., and revoking the charter of their union, Local 2036.
 
 

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